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Kano Computer Kit Lets Anyone Build a PC From Scratch [VIDEO]

Kano Computer Kit Lets Anyone Build a PC From Scratch [VIDEO] | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it

“ Kano is a computer kit designed to help people of all ages put together a computer together from scratch, and learn basic coding skills.”


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Is it about coding? No. It’s about computational thinking.

Is it about coding? No. It’s about computational thinking. | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
It is a common misunderstanding that coding is just something that computer scientists do. Rather, even though coding as a specific activity is “humans telling machines what to do”, the skills…
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4 Reasons Minecraft is great for teaching kids coding

4 Reasons Minecraft is great for teaching kids coding | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
While many educators use Minecraft to teach liberals arts topics, many don’t realize that Minecraft is great for teaching kids coding.
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The New Work Mindset – An Introduction:

The New Work Mindset – An Introduction: | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it

This is ground-breaking stuff! This new approach is radical but empowering; as well as innovative and enlightening! To quote from the forword of the research paper “THE NEW WORK MINDSET 7 new job clusters to help young people navigate the new work order”: “There is an urgent need to shift mindsets in our approach to…

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The inconceivable truth: our jobs are not coming back

The inconceivable truth: our jobs are not coming back | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
MILLIONS of jobs are about to disappear, and we have no idea how to replace them.
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STEM should be STEAMED

STEM should be STEAMED | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it

A new report by Regional Australia Institute and NBN calls for the formal integration of soft skills development into future education strategies, ... (and) for science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) to be expanded to STEAMED – which captures those disciplines as well as entrepreneurship, art and design.

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Improving STEM Education

Improving STEM Education | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Conference on Designing & implementing an integrated STEM curriculum:
 By now we all recognise why STEM is so important and understand the need for it to be embedded across the whole school curriculum. In this event, we bring together teachers and leaders from best practice schools showcasing engaging STEM programs. The conference will feature case studies, hands-on sessions and practical workshops.
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Tynker Hour of Code

Tynker Hour of Code | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Learn to code with Minecraft, Hot Wheels, Monster High, and many more fun, game-based Hour of Code activities. Tynker makes learning to code fun!
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Cascading Influences: Long Term Impacts of Informal STEM Experiences for Girls

Cascading Influences: Long Term Impacts of Informal STEM Experiences for Girls | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
By exploring the long term impacts of girls’ informal STEM learning experiences in a wide range of successful programs, we have been able to describe some of the ways in which such participation can and does make a difference in girls’ lives. We’ve also uncovered some of the more prevalent and consistent challenges to girls’ pursuit of and identification with science.

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Swift Playgrounds: Learn to Code 1 & 2 by Apple Education on iBooks

Swift Playgrounds: Learn to Code 1 & 2 by Apple Education on iBooks | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it

Swift Playgrounds: Learn to Code 1 & 2 by Apple Education. You can read this book with iBooks on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac.

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Teaching Computational Thinking is the First Step to Bridging STEM Skills Gap

Teaching Computational Thinking is the First Step to Bridging STEM Skills Gap | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Educators already instill in their students many concepts of computer science.
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The future of healthcare: AI, augmented reality and drug-delivering drones

Healthcare is one of the most significant areas of growth in the economy, thanks in part to an aging population. And it is also an area that will be very powerfully impacted by Digital Technologies. We can see the beginnings of this in our new 'Digital Hospitals', such as the PA Hospital here in Brisbane.…
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Careers in Tech: My name is Brina

Meet Brina Lee - a software engineer at Instagram. Start learning at http://code.org/ Stay in touch with us! • on Twitter https://twitter.com/codeorg • o
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Unpacking Computational Thinking Across the K-6 Curriculum - Macquarie ICT Innovations Centre

Unpacking Computational Thinking Across the K-6 Curriculum - Macquarie ICT Innovations Centre | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
K-6: Computational Thinking (CT)is an integral component of the newly-endorsed Digital Technologies Syllabus, but what is it? In this introductory course you will have the opportunity to learn the elements of computational thinking, how they relate to your current teaching environment, and how you can incorporate them into your day to day teaching....
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Fair Chance Learning | Learning Services for Educators

We create and deliver meaningful professional learning opportunities for Canadian educators to embed technology and enhance modern pedagogies.
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Job clusters: A new way to recruit? - HRM online

Job clusters: A new way to recruit? - HRM online | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
A recent report has identified seven job clusters in the Australian economy. It suggests a mindset change – we should no longer think of single careers.
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THE NEW WORK MINDSET

7 new job clusters to help young people navigate the new work order. The Technologists cluster — the digital technology specialists — will grow the most.A verty importantAA
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These Will Be The Top Jobs In 2025 (And The Skills You'll Need To Get Them)

These Will Be The Top Jobs In 2025 (And The Skills You'll Need To Get Them) | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
As work changes at warp speed, here are 2025's hottest job sectors and the skills you'll need to work in them.
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Ignite student passion for computing with an Hour of Code! 

Ignite student passion for computing with an Hour of Code!  | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Hour of Code is a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, and this year it’s easy to get involved using the “Make your own game” digibook. Coding is important for our digital natives, but it’s also fun, writes Nicola Curnow from Code Club Australia. Coding can seem like a daunting task for teachers, parents and children. ...
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Computational Thinking for All Students

Computational Thinking for All Students | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it

How can teachers start introducing computational thinking in early school curriculum? It is already present in many topic areas - algorithms for solving math problems, for example. ..."

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Compulsory coding classes coming to Queensland schools

Compulsory coding classes coming to Queensland schools | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Queensland children as young as four are set to learn coding and robotics as a compulsory part of their education in a bid to prepare them for the jobs of the future.
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A Computational Thinking Lesson in English: Indefinite Articles

A Computational Thinking Lesson in English: Indefinite Articles | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
ECT Lesson Plan: Indefinite Articles Lesson plan at a glance... Core subject(s) English / Language Arts Subject area(s) Language Suggested age 8 to 12 years old Prerequisites None Time Preparation: 8 to 15 minutes Instruction: 25 to 35 minutes Standards Core Subject
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Skills deficit hampers IoT growth in 2017

Skills deficit hampers IoT growth in 2017 | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it

"... demand for IoT skills – including data analytics, security and wireless networking expertise. ...
IoT technology uses new network protocols, hardware and specialized software, and successful deployments will require expertise in business transformation, data science, cybersecurity, and industrial automation

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Some significant new skills needed, including in the areas of cyber security & networks.
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Start Learning This Language Before It’s Too Late

Start Learning This Language Before It’s Too Late | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
One of the more interesting ideas I heard during the conference was that Mandarin was the language of the 21st century.
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The most important language is? Is it Mandarin?
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The future of healthcare: AI, augmented reality and drug-delivering drones

The future of healthcare: AI, augmented reality and drug-delivering drones | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
Daniel Kraft says healthcare will be radically transformed by big data, constant connectivity and machine learning
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This is one great reason why coding & IT is so important: 
"The internet of things, constant connectivity, ever cheaper hardware, big data, machine learning: Kraft’s list of converging “meta-trends” goes on. “This set of technologies, especially when meshed together, offers a real opportunity to reshape and reinvent healthcare around the planet,” he says."
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Coding in school: Finland takes lead in Europe - Learning Environments research group

Coding in school: Finland takes lead in Europe - Learning Environments research group | Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies | Scoop.it
What is coding in school in practice? The Finnish national curriculum takes coding farther than any other European country. In Finland, starting fall 2016, coding is a mandatory, cross curricular activity that starts from first year of school. Coding becomes … Continue reading →
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"... Finland seems to have taken coding farthest, positioning coding as a new (core)  learning skill to complement reading, writing, drawing, and calculating."
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